Annie our new rescue

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Raider, our very loved and pampered Airedale had to go live in “doggie heaven” at the the end of June.  Dick and I both agreed, no dogs for a year.  Well, that year melted into two months:):)  We, well my husband more than me, have always been terrier people.  I have always wanted to get one of those adorable little fru-fru dogs that sit in your lap, rarely bark and just pant happily.  Oh the joy of a dog that you don’t have to chase down the block like an idiot calling their name at the top of your lungs, or have a dog that actually wants to be trained or that doesn’t turn his head in arrogance when he gets tired of your training.  But I must admit that the tenacity, the spunk, the playfulness, the independence, even the arrogance of a terrier are what Dick and I both enjoy.  We have had Schnauzers, Airedales and now a Welsh terrier.  Dick decided on the Welsh because it looks just like an Airedale, but they weigh 18 pounds instead of 80 pounds.  We actually drove to Kansas to pick up this little critter that was found on the side of the road and taken to a kill shelter. About 5 minutes before she was a gone-er, another shelter rescued her and put the word out.  So two weeks ago after a two day road trip, one doggie throw up in the car, many escape attempts, we are settling in with Annie our new squirrel dog.  She can jump so high and actually climbed one crooked tree in our yard like a cat.  We had to get her down two times and she fell out once.    She has escaped twice.  We have put up mesh fencing around our iron fence and gate.  We sort of look like Fort Knox around here.  This brings me to my point.  Annie cannot seem to understand that we have anything and everything she could ever want…we hold Heaven in our hands around here.  We give her toys to play with, lots of healthy, yummy food to eat, give her tons of attention, treats, take her on rides and walks.  We do just about anything she wants because we love her and want her to be happy with us.  Yet Annie wants to run to the outside world and experience what ever is there…mainly squirrels.  In her little doggie mind she just knows that a front yard squirrel is all she needs and what we have is not what she needs.  Do you know where I am going?  Why do we do the same thing to God?  Why do  we want the squirrels of this world when He has Heaven in His hands and holds it for us?  He has our food, our love, our shelter, our warmth, our  comfort, but no, we think we might need just a little more of this world.   Philippians 4:19 tells us, “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”  There you go-He has it just waiting for us…RICHES in glory in Christ Jesus…I guess if He created and owns the world and all that is in it then He has to be the richest man ever too, and He has it for me.  I need look no further.  Maybe Annie will soon realize that Dick and I have her riches in glory right her in this house and yard, and every time she longs for the squirrels outside the fence, may I use that as a reminder  that God holds all the riches I could ever want or need through Christ Jesus, my Lord.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christy
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:29:52

    Oh Gini…that was a beautiful post and right where all of our hearts fall. Oh that we would truly believe that our God is more satisfying that ANYTHING else!!! THANK YOU for that sweet reminder. Now, when I’m tempted to run off and follow lesser loves, I’ll just think “remember Annie.” (She’s precious, by the way!) 🙂


  2. ginicraven
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:34:57

    Thanks Christy-I do believe it is so true too-reminds you of Raider doesn’t she?


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